on October 9, 2012
Published by Randon House Format: eBook
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In this audacious and dazzling novel, Mitchell weaves history, science, humor, and suspense through six separate but related narratives, each set in a different time and place, each written in a different prose style, and each broken mid-action only to be concluded in the second half of the book. One of the more engaging stories is set in 1930s and told via letters describing a young musician's effort to become an amanuenisis for a renowned, blind composer. Another focuses on a book editor who fins himself accidentally imprisoned in a home for the elderly.
I’m not saying that the book was bad but I was unable to continue with this book. I was listening to the audio version and 35 minutes into it, it started over at the beginning. I know that’s not any reason to give two stars, but the style of writing/reading being very biblical, I couldn’t do it. I’ve heard so much good about the movie, maybe I’ll watch instead.